Notre Dame and IU researchers part of new concussion app

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

Researchers at Notre Dame and Indiana have been selected for funding in a competition by the NFL and GE for a mobile concussion app.

The advanced diagnostics and therapeutics initiative has been developing the app to help athletic trainers, coaches, physicians and parents with a fast and simple way to detect concussions.

The test on the app takes only two minutes and is much more objective, not letting the athletes manipulate the results like other tests.

The IU research focuses on the use of advanced neuro-imaging techniques to study how concussion in high school athletes affects the blood flow in the brain.

They have been awarded $300,000 from the NFL and GE.

Researchers have been studying the effects for more than 15 years.
The teams were two of only 15 proposals to be selected from more than 400 submitted as part of the Head Health Challenge.

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